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Follow live: Serena drops first set, rallies to force decisive set

Serena Williams battled back to go the distance against Bethanie Mattek-Sands after losing the first set of their third-round match (live coverage on ESPN2/WatchESPN).

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Berry: My bold fantasy football predictions

John Brown will catch at least 10 TDs this season. Yes, you heard me ... 10 TDs! With this and other predictions, Matthew Berry goes way out on a limb with a bold statement for each NFL team.

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Report: Kane investigation headed to grand jury

The case involving a sexual assault allegation against Chicago Blackhawks forward Patrick Kane will be presented to a grand jury beginning next week, The Buffalo News reported.

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3hJim Bowden

Possible playoff race X factors

Jim Bowden identifies a player on each contender who could make an impact in the final weeks, including a few big-name starting pitchers.

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Custance: Paying tribute to a lost teammate

When it came to spending his day with the Stanley Cup, former Blackhawks grinder Daniel Carcillo chose to use it to pay tribute to his friend and lost teammate, Steve Montador.

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1hReed Kuhn

Kuhn: Betting UFC 191: Johnson-Dodson

ESPN Chalk's Reed Kuhn takes a look at where the betting value lies for UFC 191, including the Demetrious Johnson-John Dodson flyweight title rematch.

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6hMike Wise

Sports and racial identity

Mike Wise writes that Serena Williams has embraced her blackness and found a spiritual home while Tiger Woods has been proudly biracial and found a perhaps unintended kind of isolation.


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Including the 2nd half of the Cotton Bowl last season vs Michigan State, Baylor has allowed 49 points and 569 yards in its last 4 quarters


GOAL for the U.S.! Altidore's penalty is saved but he finishes the rebound and the #USMNT are level at 1-1 with Peru!

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No. 5 Michigan State leads Western Michigan 27-10 at halftime. Connor Cook is 9-for-18 for 165 yards and a score. Western Michigan has managed two rushing yards.

Watch: Serena Williams forces third set

After dropping the first set 3-6 to fellow American Bethanie Mattek-Sands, the top seed took the second set 7-5 to force a third in this third-round match at the US Open. Live on ESPN2, WatchESPN



#USMNT make three half-time substitutions: Cameron for Orozco, Alvarado for Gonzalez, Diskerud for Bedoya.

Watch: Serena Williams upset alert

The top seed dropped the first set 6-3 to USA's Bethanie Mattek-Sands, and Serena now leads the second set 6-5. Can she keep her calendar Grand Slam hopes alive? Live on ESPN2, WatchESPN


Syracuse closes half with 74-yard TD
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Brisly Estime danced through the Rhode Island punt coverage on his way to the end zone to give the Orange a 31-0 lead.

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Backed up on its own 4-yard line on third down, Western Michigan needed a big play. The Broncos got just that when Corey Davis slipped behind the defense and hauled in a 44-yard pass.

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MSU's Holmes scampers into end zone
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Michigan State RB Gerald Holmes capped off an 8-play, 80-yard drive with an 8-yard TD rush around the edge to extend the Spartans' lead to 27-7 over the Broncos.

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Blue Jays get one on the board

After a throwing error by Orioles SS Manny Machado, Ryan Goins grounded in a fielder's choice to first and Chris Colabello scored. The Blue Jays trail 2-1 at the bottom of the fifth. Follow live


Half-time at RFK Stadium and the #USMNT trail Peru after a 20th-minute goal from Daniel Chavez.

Marlins lead Mets after 3-run fourth

After three scoreless innings, the Marlins brought in the first runs from 1B Justin Bour's RBI single, J. T. Realmuto's sac fly and Miguel Rojas' RBI single in the opener of a three-game set. The Marlins are up 3-0 over the Mets in the bottom of the fourth. Follow live

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Serena w/ 13 break chances, inc 3 in last game, has capitalized on just 1, tied 2-2 in 2nd set after dropping 1st set 6-3 to Mattek-Sands

SMU cuts into deficit with 31-yard TD
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Courtland Sutton broke a tackle and hurdled a defender on his way to the end zone to pull the Mustangs within a score of the Bears 28-21.

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A-rod extends his own record vs. Rays

Alex Rodriguez hit a second-inning, two-run homer vs. the Rays tonight. The homer marks the 681st of his career, his first since Aug. 20 and the 53rd of his career against the Rays. Follow live